Pilot flown to hospital after small-plane crash in Cache County

A plane crashed Thursday in Cache County. Photo: Cache County Sheriff's Office

CACHE COUNTY, Utah, July 19, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The pilot of a single-engine plane was flown to an area hospital after his single-engine craft went down in Cache County on Thursday morning.

The crash was reported by another pilot who witnessed it, and who notified authorities at about 10:15 a.m.

The plane was down four to five miles east of Hardware Ranch in Blacksmith Fork Canyon.

A LifeFlight helicopter was dispatched to the scene, according to a statement from the Cache County Sheriff’s Department.

“Sheriff’s deputies and Sheriff’s Search and Rescue responded to the scene as well,” it says. “LifeFlight medics were able to stabilize the pilot and he was flown to a Wasatch Front area hospital.”

Sheriff’s office officials were flown to the crash site by the Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter to start the investigation. The FAA was notified, and is expected to respond to the scene.

“At this time there is no information as to the cause of the crash and no information is being released concerning the pilot,” the statement said. “More information will be available as the investigation continues.”

A plane crashed Thursday in Cache County. Photo: Cache County Sheriff’s Office


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